Although it's tasty, granulated sugar is not the healthiest of ingredients to incorporate into the meal that fuels your body for busy mornings. To counterbalance the occasional sugary treats that my tot and I eat throughout the day, I sweetened these pancakes with honey, very ripe bananas, and blueberries. If you're hesitant to try these because they contain no granulated sugar, trust me- they've got that light tantalizing sweetness that any other pancake has!
Freeze and Serve on Busy Mornings
Let's Make It!
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vinegar (white wine or apple cider)
1 & 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 medium ripe banana
2 & 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup blueberries
1) Combine the milk and vinegar, and let the mixture curdle while you mix the remaining ingredients.
2) In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3) In another bowl, mash the banana and whisk in the honey, egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Add the curdled milk mixture.
4) Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture. Make sure to leave lumps in the batter, or the pancakes will cook flat.
5) Fold in the blueberries.
6) Heat a skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4- 1/3 cup batter (depending on desired size) into circles.
7) Flip when bubbles appear and the underside is lightly golden.
- Not a fan of blueberries? These taste fantastic without them! Another option is to add chocolate chips (if you're okay with the added sugar factor).
- Instead of syrup, try toppings like honey, natural peanut butter, fresh fruit, or jam.
- If you'd like to make these pancakes even healthier, substitute the butter with 2 tablespoons of applesauce.